9 days in Normandy Itinerary

9 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Deauville City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brehal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Cahem and then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Parc du Bocasse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rouen road trip planner.

London, UK to Rouen is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Rouen

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Deauville City

With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
Attractions like Deauville Beach and Cerza make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Deauville City's surroundings by going to Ferme pedagogique de OUEZY - CANON (in Ouezy) and Manoir De Grandouet (in Cambremer). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trouville, get your game on at Golf miniature, and stroll through Plage Des Bains.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Deauville City trip planning site.

You can drive from Rouen to Deauville City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Deauville City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brehal.

Things to do in Deauville City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Brehal

Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel and then cool off at Alligator Bay. On your second day here, get great views at Pointe D'Agon, kick back and relax at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Champrepus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brehal day trip planning tool.

Drive from Deauville City to Brehal in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Brehal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, then examine the collection at Caramels d'Isigny, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Clecygliss, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Brehal to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.